As soon as I took the Atabey Idolos out of the cellophane, I noticed two things. First, it's a tiny cigar. Second, it smells fantastic.
Regarding the rest of the cigar, after using my guillotine cutter, the draw was just about perfect. On the cold draw, there was a recognizable taste that my palate couldn't quite place or define, but it was a little bit floral.
But, I'm cautiously optimistic about this cigar – it's small, but it does carry a $21 price tag, so this better be good.
Size: 4 x 55
Price: $21 – Luxury Cigar Club
Smoke Time: 73 minutes
About halfway through the cigar, I was able to peel the label off without any trouble at all. Whereas some companies like to slap tons of glue on the label to hold it on, the paper on the Atabey Idolos came off easily.
Regarding the flavors, there was no pepper or any spice, but there were hints of cinnamon, cedar. However, on the retrohale, there was a hint of spice that was pleasant.
As far as the construction goes, the Idolos was an incredibly well-made cigar. Although the burn wasn't perfect, I was able to smoke right through any issues that arose and stems that might have been slightly more humid than the rest of the wrapper leaf.
However, the flavors of the cigar were just okay. If the cigar tasted as good as it smelled, I'd have scored the Atabey Idolos differently, but they weren't. At the end of the day, the Atabey Idolos is a decent cigar at an absurdly high price point. For these reasons, the Idolos earns a CigarScore 3.